This is a blog for people to discuss what they are eating. There is a theory that by journaling eating habits, people will eat healthier. I am trying to cook more at home and feed my family a wider variety of foods. People can just read or join as co-authors. Topics don't have to be recipes with nice photos. You can write about eating habits, special diets, culinary cultural differences, etc.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Breakfast Burritos

As most of my friends know, I'm not real big on breakfasts. Not in the morning, anyway. Breakfast for supper? Heck yeah! Breakfast for breakfast? Not so much. However... my guys are nuts for breakfasts. So, I usually make up a batch of this stuff for weekday breakfasts for my sweethearts:

As shown, the ingredients are few and fairly simple. You can adjust it to your taste:
Potatoes (diced or shredded)
Onions & garlic (minced)
eggs (slightly beaten)
breakfast sausage
Chorizo sausage (about 1/4 as much as the breakfast sausage)
Cheese (shredded)
peppers if you like

This is the way I do it:
I put both the sausages in the pan and get them browning. Once the pink is gone I add the onions, potatoes, garlic and peppers (if you are using them) I only used about half of the onion in the picture and I didn't use peppers in this batch but I do recommend them in this recipe. Once the potatoes are tender, add the eggs and stir them around until cooked to your liking. You can use however many you like, if you like it "eggy" use more, if you don't, use less. I usually use about 3-4 eggs in mine.

I have been using the Jimmy Dean lower fat breakfast sausage and it's pretty good. Only thing is it doesn't come in "hot" so you have to spice it up yourself. It comes in a 12 oz roll instead of the usual 16 oz roll of regular breakfast sausage.

The chorizo I buy comes in little plastic tubes inside the larger package. Each tube is about 2.5 oz. You don't have to use this, but we like the flavor it adds. Plus, it's a little fatty so, it gives oil to the pan so you can brown the onions and taters without adding any extra. The low fat breakfast sausage leaves no extra oil in the pan whatsoever.

You can see in the ingredients picture that I use a lower fat cheese mixture. This brand is actually not bad and the hubster has gotten used to it and it's better for him, I suppose. So, we use it. Lately I have been adding a little Queso Fresco cheese to mine. But then... I'm addicted to the stuff, it's yummy.

My hubby likes this just as it is with cheese on top and a piece of toast on the side. My son likes it rolled in tortillas like a proper breakfast burrito. You can also use this mixture to stuff baked potatoes, large pasta shells, or if you leave the eggs out of the mixture you can use it to stuff omelets. Anyway, its pretty darned good, if I do say so myself.

Garnish with salsa, fresh tomatoes, whatever you desire.

Oh yeah, salt and pepper to your taste, if you must. Pardon me if I sometimes don't say salt in a recipe. I don't usually add salt when I'm cooking because the hubby just adds it anyway on the plate, whether it needs it or not, so... use your own descretion when adding salt to anything I post about here. :)

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Blogger pamwax said...

You do know how to tempt a girl. They look delicious. Coming to your house for breakfast.

December 8, 2008 at 9:58 AM

Blogger Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Breakfast sausage is NOT one of my most favorite things. :) However, you can use minced up ham or bacon in this if you like, which I do.

December 8, 2008 at 10:39 AM

Blogger pamwax said...

Bacon Bacon I love the bacon. Thick sliced applewood smoked bacon. Just thinking about makes my mouth water.

December 8, 2008 at 10:55 AM

Blogger Arsenette said...

Omg.. Chorizo HAS to be in this dish.. I LOVE CHORIZO!!!!!!!!!! Ehem.. me likey this recipe :D

December 8, 2008 at 3:13 PM

Blogger Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Yeah, the chorizo kind of "makes" this dish, Elsie. Is your kind the same as the Mexican type? I know the kind from Spain is different from the Mexican kind. How do you like to eat it?

December 8, 2008 at 3:42 PM

Blogger Arsenette said...

Dunno but the general consensus is that Chorizo is Chorizo. If there are any variations it maybe be in how it's presented (softer.. long hard stick, etc.) instead of the actual ingredients changing. But don't quote me on that :D

December 8, 2008 at 3:47 PM

Blogger chaki said...

hey, maybe a holly dish I can actually attemped. i've promised my husband your burmese chicken and spicy potatoes but life gets in the way of good cooking...

December 8, 2008 at 6:10 PM

Blogger Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Cool, if you make any of it, let me know how you like it.

Elsie, I know there is a type that comes from Spain that you can eat without cooking it. It comes in a long, fat stick. I used to date a guy in college who's mother used to send him "care" packages from his native Spain and that was one of the things she would send him. It was delicious. He always called it chorizo but maybe it has another name. I've never been able to find it here in the states.

December 8, 2008 at 10:22 PM

Blogger chaki said...

So Holly, does it store well. In the fridge or freezer? Do you make a batch and reuse it?

December 9, 2008 at 6:34 AM

Blogger Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Hi chaki, yeah, I usually roll a few burritos for Thomas and then wrap them individually and freeze them so he can have one anytime he wants. They reheat quite nicely in the microwave. I put Pete's in small bowls and freeze them, then take one out the night before and set it with his lunch in the fridge. Then when he takes it to work it's mostly thawed out anyway and all he has to do is nuke it real quick. Its like fast food only YOU get to control how much fat, sodium, ect.
It stays good in the fridge for like 3-4 days. Well, that's about how long a batch that size stays in the house. After that it's gone so I don't know, it may stay good for longer... :)

December 9, 2008 at 9:51 AM

Blogger Some Kinda Wonderful said...

By George I found it, Elsie!

If this isn't it, I don't know what to say. It looks just like what Les used to get his mother to ship to him from Spain.

December 11, 2008 at 6:11 PM

Blogger Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Oh yeah, that's it and I can order the real kind from this place:

My Kroger carries boarshead brand deli items but I've never seen this there. I think I'll order some. This stuff is divine.

December 11, 2008 at 6:14 PM

Blogger Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Or maybe it's this one:

The stuff he used to get was a fairly red color.

December 11, 2008 at 6:24 PM


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